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Nov 11, 2012 8:30pm PST
very well right now and pittsburgh should win against kansas city tomorrow night and here we go next week in pittsburgh. >> terrell suggs is back to torment ben roethlisberger one more time. so many great moments. of the games we've had the great opportunity to do the last few years that rivalry seems to mean more to those two teams than any other. there is a bitterness to that game that you really don't always feel in all of the others. >> al: that is the action a week from tonight. we will see you from heinz field in pittsburgh for "sunday night football." coming up next, except on the west coast, your local news, followed by "dateline." this is al michaels and cris collinsworth and michele tafoya. our crew say good night from chicago where the texans win it 13-6. . >>> he said his vision was blurred. >> 49ers' quarterback alex smith is recovering from a concussion tonight. he left the rgame against the rams. >> we knmw the identity of the second women involved in the the patreus investigation. >> they are heartbroken and frustrated. family, friends and neighbors gather in the eas
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
of the ugliest local battles in recent history. the seat for one san jose city council district, which also became the most expensive in that race's history. san jose voters also approved an increase in the minimum wage. stephanie trong is live at san jose city hall with the wrap-up. >> reporter: the mayor got who he wanted in the two races for city council, rose herrera retaining her district 8 seat, and johnny khamis taking district 10. what that means is no power shift. the vote breakdown will remain the same. so as will for the government employee unions, but they did pull out a win in the passing of measure d. here at fourth street pizza in downtown san jose, the minimum wage increase from $8 to $10 will likely be paid for by you the customer. >> everybody is going to be paying more for food, for, you know, prices are going to jump. you got other cities like santa clara, campbell, the minimum wage there is still $8. it's kind of unfair advantage for them. >> i hate that thought of somebody losing their job, especially a minimum wage job that is really important to their fam
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
against the city. at issue for the family of the man, response by the berkeley police department, this happened back in february. sue core called 9-1-1 to request help when a man acted strangely outside of his home and was assured an officer was on the way. no one was dispatched until his wife made a second call after her husband was attacked. the family accuses the city of gross negligence. >>> one worker is dead tonight after a forklift fell on top of him. happened at a business in east oakland called super link plastics. according to cal osha, two men were trying to service a forklift when it came down on one man. cal osha is currently investigating the accident. >>> a well-known comedian arrested in oakland. >>> a daring heist on the east coast and how it's connected to cupertino. >>> how well does this work? we give the tesla model s, a long-term test drive. >>> and could the mona lisa be coming to the bay arearea. a new partnership that should have art lovers thrilled. think of all the people you know, one out of every three of them is either unemployed or underemployed. me
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
the victim around the city for several hours, looking for atms to withdraw money. >> we know they went to a number of different locations, where the suspects did get some money from some of her banking accounts. >> reporter: after about four hours police say they drove the victim to the oakland hills near hiller highland and tunnel road. they left the victim and the car there. she was able to free herself. she went to a nearby home to call 911. >> when the suspects left, there was an older possibly brown-colored pickup truck, a smaller pickup truck, an older model, that had a very loud, noticeably loud muffler on it. >> reporter: that may have been the getaway car. the victim was taken to john muir hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries. the carjacking and kidnapping has stunned walnut creek, a city known more for its quiet suburbs than crime. >> these days no matter where you are. i mean, it's happened out at concord at the mall. it's scary to think about it, but it could happen anywhere. >> reporter: police say that both suspects were in their 20s, white males. one w
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
the homes here. but what a sight homeowners woke up to this morning after that eight-inch city water main broke. it was a torrent of 40,000 gallons of water flowing down the hillside, picking up mud and debris and speed along the way. some residents said it sounded like a storm outside their windows. but when they looked out it was too dark to see what was really happening. but then many of them got knocks at the door from police, warning them to get out. >> i saw the police down here. and about 5:00, 4:30, we were here, and i could see the water coming down. and at 5:00, the police say that evacuate. the water is coming down fast. >> reporter: now, that resident did evacuate the scene, and he says this isn't the first time that he has had to do that. he had to do it in 1982 shortly after he bought his house that is right next to today's  mudslide. you can see from our chopper overhead that there is still lots of cleanup. and even where it's been cleaned up, there is still evidence of the mudslide that came down below. now the city public works department says the engineers have te
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
redwood city district schools. off of the the signs were stolen last week friday after being up for only a few hours. they were not taken down by mistake. >> specific to honey bear tree banners. others remain untouched. honey bear trees donates 15% of its sales. the money peas for arts and programs the schools can't afford or had to cut. >> more importantly, the theft from the fund-raising program. we are participating with schools with. it's kind of an attack on even their program. >> that's what has parents concerned. awe off the schools need the money at this time. with all of the budget cuts. and, fund-raising is a way that, builds community as well. and so this really put the da damper on it. >> the school put out a flier for honey bear. i am involved in two schools, locally who use their fund-raising -- services. and i don't know, you know who would be targeting them. >> the signs which cost a total of $500 will be replaced. and the fund-raising efforts will continue t. >> we'll make it happen. just take, precautionary step. pay attention. yeah. we're going forward. >> now, last year
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
with that family and joins us live. >> reporter: while redwood city police look for the burglars, the puppy's owners and their neighbors are canvassing the neighborhood looking for little gus and putting up these fliers. they're asking the thieves to return gus. no questions asked. >> we just want our puppy back. >> reporter: he is only 11 weeks old and weighs about 12 pounds. his name is gus. on monday, thieves stole this german short hair pointer mix during a break-in. >> i was sobbing. i was hysterical. i didn't trust myself to think straight. >> reporter: she came home from work. >> they walked in and went through this door. >> reporter: their other two dogs were still around but little gus is gone. >> the loss is our loss. gus is a special little guy and it men a lot to our family so we're hoping that he'll be able to come back. >> reporter: gus was meant to be a companion to the couple's 20-year-old daughter kate shelf has special needs and the two already created a strong bond. >> they didn't know our situation. they don't know about gus being close to or bonding with a special
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00am PST
through tahoe. you will need them. if not when you get there, then on the way back. here is tahoe city and cutting to incline. the system will change as it travels through this evening and tomorrow morning. south shore through myers with a couple of days ago with chain requirements, that will be in effect again. we will look at the southbound folks as well. if you are heading to disneyland, i-5 is wet through los banos. there may be a slowdown here an 101. marla, back to you. >> mike, thanks so much. we are keeping our eye on the wet weather all weekend long. check out nbcbayarea.com and share your photos with us. visit nbc bay area on facebook or share photos on instagram. coming up in a few more minutes, meteorologist christina loren will have the timeline of rain for the weekend and let you know when and where it will hit most. >>> it has been eight months since sierra lamar has disappeared and the man behind bars is facing additional kidnapping charges. we have more with how investigators were able to make this connection. she is live in the newsroom you will see only here on nbc b
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
city councilman will be the second biggest number in congress. he notes political gridlock.ç he says his youth and optimism could help. >> the 113th congress will be the youngest, most inexperienced congress in the history of congress. and i see that notç as a liability, but as an opportunity. >> as for congressman stark who was first elected in 1972, he issued a statement today saying he would be happy to give him guidance in the future.ç we have plenty more election coverage on our web siet at n nbcbayarea.com.ç >> it says it will now use chrome alloy to replace all of the damaged pipes. chevron says the new pipes will fix the main problem that led to the fire which was pipe corrosion. it hopes to get all repairs done early next year and have that refinery working back at a hundred percent within the first three months of the year.ç a rush hour tragedy avoided tonight. a woman accidentally drove her car on to the tracks at maple it happened around 6:00 tonight. our nbc chopper on the scene. she and a child were able to get out of the car safely. but before the car was
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00am PST
>>> good morning. i'm bob redell. we'll take you live to union city where police are trying to figure out how a young man spends his final hours in a trash can outside of house of a family friend. that story coming up. >>> bay area veterans are getting a stable, clean place to stay starting today. we will give you a look inside a housing complex many will soon be calling home and what veterans hope it will do for their lives. >>> and facebook is making the bay area one of the richest cities. we will show you what is behind the cash infusion. >>> plus, put down that burger. you may be shunned in one california city. >>> and a live look outside spanning over the south bay. that is san jose. christina loren will tell you about the crisp day outside. the news at 11:00 starts right now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i' i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. union city police investigating a bizary hiizarre death. a young man stuffed in a trash can. we have bob redell with more. >> reporter: good morning, jon. we know the lady who lives in the home behind me on tenth stre
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
department but getting more and more difficult by the moment. the chief sent this memo to city hall, alerting them that the number of officers he has available to suit up has dropped to less than 1,000. that number alarming to those victims of crime and to those still here on the force. the robbers haven't been back to the west coast wheels and tire shop in san jose but left an impression with one of the workers tied with duct tape and held at gun point while they em tied the cash register. >> i think about it all the time. >> reporter: police haven't caught the bad guys, with fewer investigators they may never. for the first time in a long time the police warned city leaders at this point in time he only has 978 officers who are able to suit up. >> if you factor in the disability and recruits who aren't able to work the streets yet, it dips below 1,000 and the first time i've seen it in the 14 years i've been here. >> reporter: it doesn't help four veteran officers are leaving for the santa cruz county sheriff's office and another four left to redwood city. >> they are getting some
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
breathe. he said police would kill him in they found him. >> it's one of the most exclusive cities yet there are two sides. a dramatic ip crease in violence has concerned and fearful neighbors speaking out. george joins us tonight. >> whether it's young adults making bad decisions. tonight police are trying to crack down on this crime wave in the community part of the city. >> waking up to gunfire and police worries long time residents of this neighborhood. >> reporter: just a few doors down, rapid fire shots came from one home. bullets flew but no one was injured. >> i was scared and nervous and praying. >> this woman has lived in the bell haven neiborhood her entire life. >> my main concern is my family and all of the youngsters that are killing and shooting each other. hopefully that -- maybe this can all come to an end one day. >> police search one home and found numerous shell casing, two assault rifles and ten ounces of pot. officers say they arrested four people who may be gang members. motives remain unclear. >> it is definitely concerning. >> four people were shot in a dri
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
cities, especially ours. >> officers arrested two people and detained three others. investigators say it's too early to know if this was a part of a larger operation or if this was a standalone. >>> less than 24 hours after winning re-election the president of the moraga school board resigned. dexter louie sent notice effective immediately. he recused himself on wednesday morning where they discussed a sex abuse lawsuit brought against that district. the remaining board members will start reviewing other options to replace loui at a meeting this tuesday. >>> at 11:00, president obama addressing the nation stepping to the mic. he's talking about how congress will solve this possible fiscal cliff this nation faces. >>> and good morning. i'm bob riddell. we're 2:00 away from testing the laws of aerodynamics 30 feet above mccovey cove. will it happen? could it? find outcoming up. >>> and we continue to cover that growing controversy over navy seals and video games. that's ahead in business news. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secre
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
. the woman who lives at this home on tenth street in union city found the man yesterday morning, slou slouched inside of a bin that someone left in her driveway. she immediately recognized the man as 21-year-old joshua perez, a long-time friend of the family. he was still alive, but unresponsive. he died later at the hospital. hi, was a good uncle. he was a good brother to me. he was a good son. he didn't deserve to be put in a trash can. >> union city police are not calling this a homicide, rather a suspicious death. investigators and family believe that perez had been out drinking with friends on saturday night, and are looking into weather alcohol and the cold weather played a role in his death. the autopsy is tomorrow. >>> homeless disabled veterans are getting a new permanent place to live in san francisco. and today they got a preview. this building south of market underwent a $30 million makeover with local, state and federal funds. the nonprofit swords to plowshares is helping to run it. it features 75 studio apartments each with a kitchen and bomb. they house counselors, a nu
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00am PST
change than your opponent. tomorrow you're going up to new york city where you're going to, i assume, see people who are suffering the effects of hurricane sandy which many people say is further evidence of how a warming globe is changing our weather. what specifically do you plan to do in a second term to tackle the issue of climate change? and do you think the political will exists in washington to pass legislation that could include some kind of attacks on carbon? >> you know, as you know, mark, we can't attribute any particular weather event to climate change. what we do know is the temperature around the globe is increasing, faster than was predicted even ten years ago. we do know that the arctic ice cap is melting, faster than was even predicted five years ago. we do know there have been extraordinarily -- there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. as a consequence i think we have
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
elected the two city council candidates that the mayor needed to keep his pension reform agenda on course. nbc's bay area stephanie trong is live in san jose, and the results deepening the ridge between the city and the union. >> that's right, very polarized sides of this situation. the mayor shaep because the two candidates he wanted were voted in yesterday. they will help keep the vote for issues like fiscal and pension reform in his favor. in the meantime, the issue of pension reform has already been tied up in the courts and will likely be that way possibly for years to come. >> don't vote for people who do ugly things. >> reporter: we've heard the back and forth between city hall and the unions. >> we'll be fighting them. >> reporter: tuesday's city council winners seem to be deepening the divide. the union tried to knock out herrera to gain control of the city. >> they reversed the work on pension reform. it was the meanest, most deceptive campaigns ever run. >> we want them to be one of the most honest council. i don't think we have that right now. >> reporter: she says there needs
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
immediately. coming up what over cities are doing to battle the surge in burglaries. one department saying it's been very successful. live in san mateo, stephanie trong, nbc bay area news. >>> over in redwood city, police there hope the public will keep an eye out for this puppy. the 11-week-old chocolate lab named gus was stolen from a home yesterday just off el camino real. the burglars also took electronics and jewelry, but the residents are most interested in getting gus back. when he was taken, he was wearing a color with a blue bone id tag with his name on it. >>> as we first reported last night, the man accused of murdering morgan hill teenager sierra lamar now faces three additional charges of attempted kidnapping. this is unrelated to the lamar case. antolin garcia-torres allegedly tried to kidnap three different women in march of 2009. the attacks happened at the safeway stores on dunn avenue and tenant avenue in morgan hill. garcia torres allegedly used a stun gun during one of the attacks. today safeway shoppers recall the fear they experienced back in 2009. >> i actuall
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
federal takeover unless reforms were implemented. now with a december court date, the city is bracing for a possible takeover. but in a 34-page court filing, city leaders argued for the appointment of a compliance director instead. they fear a federal receiver, who could fire police leadership would, quote, cripple the city. >>> in the near future, hundreds of prisoners will be set free thanks to california voters who passed prop 36. that prop reforms the state's three-strikes law. now family members of people convicted of the so-called weak third strikes are hoping the change will bring their loved ones home. nbc bay area jodi hernandez joins us in martinez tonight with one family's story. jodi? >> reporter: raj, the public defender here in contra costa county says she has been flooded with phone calls from families who hope the change will mean their loved ones will be heading home. we had a chance to talk to one of those families today who says for the first time in a decade, they're dreaming of a reunion. >> i just thank god, you know, because it's a miracle. i get emotional. beca
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00am PST
tellez. we begin this morning with the flooding in daly city where the clean up has begun. we have both nbc bay area's christie smith and bob redell redell with us. we start off with christie smith of the details and what happened. any clean up yet, christie? >> reporter: good morning. it has been a morning and a mess here in daly city. there are front loaders and vacuum trucks everywhere trying to deal with this mudslide. it started with a water pipe that broke off. i wanted to show you what it has done to the hillside this morning as a section came down bringing trees and debris right into the neighborhood. neighbors say it sounded like a storm. water rushing down the hillside along lusanne avenue carrying debris and trees trapping parked cars. it was just to the left of romero's home. >> i was not aware there was a tank up there. >> reporter: what do you think now that you know what happened? >> i'm guessing, you know, infrastructure might be getting old. >> reporter: the gap in the hillside shows where it came from. there is a 978,000 gallon water tank that was 3/4 full. >> it
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >>> the commander in chief toured the east coast today, president obama visited new york city. and specifically staten island and saw the devastation left behind by super storm sandy. he thanked volunteers who have handed out millions of maeals. 400,000 people have asked for emergency aid from fema. >>> several high profile republicans tonight are distancing themselves from mitt romney after his comments about why president obama won the electi election. in a phone call last night, romney asserted the president won by giving out gifts to minorities and young people. citing specifically immigration proposals and free contraception coverage for women. at the end of the meeting, several party leaders predicted the gop will lose again if it keeps running the same playbook of remarks instead of outlining detailed policies. >>> here's the good news, it didn't happen a week from now, during the thanksgiving holiday. thousands of passengers around the world were stuck at airports after a major computer glitch. about 250 flights were delayed. that affected traffic all over the country obvio
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
the city where he hit a parked car which rolled into a bicyclic. the driver was arrested for dui, something she's been arrested for at least three times already. >>> this morning, uc berkeley police still trying at this hour to figure out exactly what killed a man whose body was found near a road in the berkeley hills. officers came across him late last night near grizzly peak boulevard. the man is in his 20s and was reported missing by a friend earlier that day. investigators say the exact cause of death is unclear, but they do not suspect foul play. >>> a south bay woman accused of killing her partner's mother with a machete is heading back to court later today. she's been in custody since the december 30th incident in san jose's willow glen. she had pleaded not guilty. prosecutors say she attacked and kill yvonne kirk with a machete and then told police a man came and attacked both of them. she lived with kirk's daughter. today's hearing is at 2:00 at the santa clara county courthouse in san jose. >>> also this morning a court hearing for former school district leader standing
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
, give us a call at 996-tips or send us an e-mail to theunit@nbcbayarea.com. >>> lights out at city hall. certainly an odd side. the dome at city hall dark tonight. this is the reason, a fire there. fire crews arrived at the rotunda around 9:30 tonight after some reports of an explosion in a high voltage area. the department says it's unclear what happened. there was an event happening at the time. there were some evacuations. from what we hear so far, no one was hurt. when we have new information on this we'll bring it to you immediately. >>> an apology and pledge to do better. in the midst of a sexual abuse scandal and three lawsuits. the school board voted to revise its child abuse and prevention policy. the vote came after an emotional apology to the victims in the case. nbc bay area's jean ellie is live with more. i hear it was a gust wrenching meeting? >> members of the school board have been quiet about this scandal until now. and tonight members apologized for the abuse and for its reaction to one of the lawsuits. they also adopted changes they hope will better protect stude
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
the peninsula and the mess. our nbc chopper above the scene in daly city. here's a look at the map to show you where this all happened. a mud slide caused by a water main break which dumped about 45,000 gallons of water into this neighborhood. it turned into a muddy mess. the question now, what about the other aging pipes along the peninsula. let's bring in kris sanchez who joins us in daly city. good evening, kris. >> reporter: hi there, raj. it was about this dark this morning when the mud started flowing down this street in this daly city neighborhood so residents really didn't know what they were going to see once the sun rose, but what a sight it was, they woke up after an 8-inch city water main break broke sending a torrent of 40,000 plus gallons of water down the hillside. it picked up mud, it picked up debris and it picked up steam along the way. residents said it sounded like a storm but when they looked out the window, it was too dark to know what it was. then came the knocks at doors, warning people to get out. >> i saw the police out here and about 5:00 they were here and
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
city and the other hitting the outskirts. it has killed 19 palestinians and three israelis. but millions are watching the battleground online. both sides using the internet to fight a separate war aimed at public influence. for the latest, gene has more on the social media warfare, jeanne? >> jessica, we're seeing a lot of anger here in san francisco on the street and anger online as israel and hamas launch a war of words. an escalation of violence between israel and hamas in gazza brings protesters into the streets in san francisco. it's anger we've seen before but there's a new element triggering tempers around the world. a war of words in social media. >> there's like a twitter war going on behind like everyone paying ateng to what the other side is saying online. >> twitter, facebook and youtube is full of graphic images and strong words about the conflict despite rules banning threats of violence most images and messages remain some are tweeting targets and the israeli army tweets plans and posts videos shows israelis running for cover, the consulate says it's a new tool in
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
record for snowfall in new york city. winds toppled power lines putting more than 100,000 people in the dark. possibly for the second time in just over a week. >> i went out to run to a store. i came back. my house was black, my kids were all frantic. no heat. it's just -- it's been crazy. >> one after the other. across the country, airlines cancelling more than 1,000 flights in the bay area for a second straight day. about a dozen east coast flights have been cancelled. >>> for many with disabilities standing out in a crowd is an uncomfortable experience. but for others, grabbing the spotlight is what defines them. >> a redwood city teenager is making herself stand out in a big, loud way. garvin thomas is here with her story in our bay area proud. >> angel gonzalez was born with spina bifida. in her case, means a wheelchair for the rest of her life. but while her disability may prevent her from doing certain daily tasks, it didn't stop her from dreaming big. and turning that dream into reality is tonight's bay area proud. >> for a dream that involves so much yelling, it's amazing h
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >>> still ahead at 6:00, a burglary spike in one bay area city. >>> too close to call. the local elections that are still undecided. >> reporter: i'm scott budman. is apple's newest store too loud? a former apple executive thinks so. we asked shoppers coming up. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri at the safeway where people are filling up carts with holiday items. we are filling up with these $10 donation bags. how we're making it easier than ever to help your neighbors in need. that plus the seven-day forecast that has rain returning in just a few minutes. >>> patients and investors are cheering for a biotech company. skod budman with some positive results. >>> just today a combination of drugs to fight hepatitis c getting good response. the combination made by foster city bay i will yad sciences rendered it undetectable after 12 weeks of therapy, good news for patients. potenti potentially good news for gilead's bottom line and shares up 14% today reaching a new all-time high. the daily deals company groupon saw the stock price hit an all-time low. it is rumored to be running out of
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
$500, the redwood city police are investigating. but nobody has been investigated. >>> and train bandits jumping off trains, very real, for consumers who buy big ticket items like laptop. more on what we call the great train robbery, steven, where is this happening? >> raj, all over the place, we have been examining cargo thefts from the rails. billions worth of merchandise, stolen every year right off moving freight trains, happening all over the country. and some of the hottest spots are right here in california. 30 minutes from the nearest town, in the sierra foothills that lead to nothing but desert, there lurks a threat to the wallets of every american consumer. this is where, as this ice undercover video shows thieves jump on to moving freight trains, riding the rails and all the while stealing the high value cargo right off the train, with the engineers completely in the dark. >> happens every day. >> reporter: in a remote place like this one, when the sun goes down, the risk from cargo theft from passing freight trains goes up. >> gone, like that, tens of millions, gone l
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